Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 10 m ago County union factoins agree in court to truce Battling factions of Suffolk’s Association of Municipal Employees have agreed in State Supreme Court to
Spin Cycle 19 m ago Fireworks continue over Suffolk sparkler bill A hearing to make sale of sparklers legal in Suffolk County was closed last week
Spin Cycle 22 m ago Assemb. Graf 'seriously' mulls run against Legis. Lindsay With a state budget near adoption, Assemb. Al Graf said is now “seriously considering” taking
Spin Cycle 32 m ago Dep. B'khaven highway sup't to take on Suffolk Legis. Anker Brookhaven Republicans’ Deputy Highway Superintendent Steve Tricarico has been tapped to take on Democratic Legis.
Spin Cycle 38 m ago New Suffolk treasurer, chief deputy to give up county cars Newly appointed Suffolk Treasurer Barry Paul took his first step toward economizing in his new
Spin Cycle 3/22/15 Ex-Islip comptroller up for appointment as Suffolk Water CFO The Democratic-controlled Suffolk County Water Authority board will vote tomorrow on naming as its top
Spin Cycle 3/22/15 Borrowings shape Suffolk's pension system pay-ins If Suffolk were paying its state pension bills on time, the county this year would